Indore T20I: Lanka win toss, ask `unchanged` India to bat first

Rohit Sharma India

Following Story was posted prior to the beginning of 2nd T20 between India and Sri Lanka at Indore on December 22, 2017.

Kusal Perera remained the top scorer for Sri Lanka with his 77 runs knock. Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed why it is important for him to bat at the number 4 slot in limited overs cricket and the big thing to look out today will be whether he comes out to bat in the same position or not. In his first series as India captain, however, he has reached a different level as a batsman, scoring runs in commanding fashion against a hapless Sri Lanka side. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 87 runs with Yuzvendra Chahal picking four wickets.

1- He becomes the first Indian player to hit 10 or more sixes in both an ODI and a T20I match.

Yuzvendra Chahal too picked four wickets while Kuldeep Yadav added three wickets in the match.

Rohit and Rahul's opening stand of 165 was India's highest in T20s and they were on course to better the overall record of 263-3 set by Australia against the same opponents a year ago, but a flurry of late wickets denied them.

Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium in Indore. In reply Sri Lankan batsmen struggled and were dismissed at 172, losing the series 0-2. A robust domestic structure coupled with Indian Premier League (IPL) has prepared a good bench strength for the hosts. It is always important to score runs all over the field, and that is my strength. Though Suresh Raina and KL Rahul have scored T20I hundreds, no Indian has got 2. It won't be a surprise if they continue to dominate the Lankan batsmen.

Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Asela Gunaratne, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep.



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